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Variance creates needed parking

By Erika Pedroza | Published Saturday, July 19, 2014

A variance granted Tuesday by the city council could help alleviate a parking issue in downtown Boyd.

The council granted a variance request for 5-foot setbacks for property at 313 E. Rock Island.

The additional space would allow for more parking around three office suites that are in the planning stage.

“One of our biggest problems in downtown and on (Texas) 114 is parking,” councilman Rodney Holmes said. “We can never have enough parking. I’m all for having as much parking as we possibly can on 114.”

City secretary Joy Patterson said she received no response to the six letters she sent to neighboring property owners.

Also at Tuesday’s meeting, city officials heard from Greg Leveling of USW Utility Group about enlisting his company’s services to handle the city’s water.

They will further discuss the matter as they continue to develop next year’s budget plan.

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